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Transition to Senior Housing

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hi friends:

I went from the nursing home, back to my house, but kept having out-of-whack blood sugars. I'd shake so bad I couldn't even call 911! Soooo -- that made it scary to live alone. I'm still quite ambulatory, so the health workers and myself decided that Senior Housing would be right for me. emoticon

I really like my apartment and there are lots of folks to meet and get acquainted with. We do fix our own meals here, but sometimes someone on our floor (I'm on the 7th) will fix a big batch of something and invite us all over to get some. It works well for me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

As usual, my insomnia causes problems when it comes to meet others at morning gatherings. Also, I don't have to wait for my son to have some time to fix something that breaks or doesn't work right. HE loves that. emoticon

Sorry I haven't been able to send individual notes to everyone. This is the next best thing in my book. emoticon

Love you all and truly appreciate your support and those who have checked in on me.

Renie emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAILYNSTAR 8/12/2013 10:49AM

    Nothing worse than being on your own and not being well.

I'm glad you are somewhere safe and that there are others around.

As for the morning gatherings...who cares. Just because you're there, doesn't mean you have to do things like they do. I'm sure not everyone is a morning person.

Hope things work out alright for you.


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    YOu know I'm proud of you.

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SHIRLA7 6/5/2013 8:58AM

    Hi Renie, I just saw this post about you moving into senior housing. I am so happy for you. Sounds like you have found the solution to your problems. Hope you are doing better. You have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot. Take care of yourself! emoticon

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    I am really Happy to read that it is all working out for you. emoticon emoticon

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WILSONWR 5/9/2013 5:29PM

    Hope everything works out for you. Hopefully you'll have even more freedom in your new housing...

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POETLKNG2LOSE 5/8/2013 8:48PM

    I am so happy for you too. It sounds like a great place for you to get to meet new people and be looked after as well. I am sure you will make lots of friends there. Know that you are missed by all of us here on Sparks.

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VAHINA 5/8/2013 1:57PM

    All of us seniors need to consider this type of living arrangement.

Vahina emoticon

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NASFKAB 5/8/2013 10:28AM

  great you are doing well was worried about you hugs all the best

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DIDMIS 5/8/2013 3:06AM

    I'm glad you feel safe and content and are making new friends. Do you have a one bedroom apartment and is there room for a computer?

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GRAMMACATHY 5/8/2013 1:12AM

    Good strategy. Glad you found a new home you like. Hope the insomnia passes soon.

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IKACEY 5/8/2013 1:08AM

    Sounds like a wonderful solution to your problem. You are somewhere where you can be taken care of when you need it but still do so much on your own. As a person with D2 that has had some hypoglycemic attacks lately I know how dibilitating that can be. I hope you will still track your food and exercise, particularly if you are making your own foods, so you can see when you are not getting the right mix of nutrients to keep your sugar levels steady. Also so you can see when adding in activity and exercise is causing you to need to adjust your intake so your blood sugar won't drop. It sounds like a lovely supportive and friendly place to live. Do you have access to a nutritionist/dietician that could help you keep your blood sugar more level? Its a emoticon way to solve your problems and get your needs for safety, companionship and wellness met!
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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PMFISH 5/7/2013 10:24PM

    emoticon You have found a place where you are safe and comfortable. Hope it continues to surprise you with delightful encounters.

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IOEINC 5/7/2013 8:13PM

    So glad to hear from you!! It sounds like a wonderful living environment for you!! You will be the belle of the ball so to speak or the belle of your floor!! It is so nice that you have met people and get together with them!! And it is also good that you are in a safe place to look after your BSs!!

Really really good to see you back and sounding more like your old self!!! So happy for you!!

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    I am glad you have found some place to live that is going to be safe for you. It sounds wonderful.

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BIBS4664 5/7/2013 7:48PM

    Good to hear from you. Hope the insomnia resolves. It's good to be around people.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 5/7/2013 7:12PM

  Sounds just like a place made in heaven for you!! Take care

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WOWEETOO 5/7/2013 6:35PM

    what a blessing for you that you are not alone for sure we friends worried for sure but now you are in good hands..not that i will quit the worry business but i will know you have friends around all the time
loves and hugs
the lady mary
by the way happy mother's day this coming weekend!!

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_LINDA 5/7/2013 5:17PM

    That place sounds perfect for you! Safe and getting to meet friends and getting things taken care of quickly! Relax and have fun!

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FISHINGLADY66 5/7/2013 3:33PM

    Your #1 priority is to take care of you, because we all LOVE you and miss you. I'm So glad your back with us. I missed my twinnie . I have really worried about you, but Now I know your in good hands. ((Hugs)) emoticon emoticon You in a better pace now.
God Bless.
Missouri Irene

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4RASCALS 5/7/2013 3:29PM

    Renie, It's so good to hear from you. You've been missed. I'm glad that you are in a place where your safe, and have friends close by. Sounds like the perfect solution for you. Most have activities, and special events, or a dance or movie night.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/7/2013 2:40PM

    I am so happy that you sound content my dear friend! I am glad you were able to come up with this solution so you're safe and have friends to socialize with.


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AMYTRIPP 5/7/2013 2:28PM


I'm so glad this is working out for you!

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    Renie that sounds perfect for you at this time. I hope you continue to feel happy there and become part of the community very soon. You have so much to give!

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